Harrison Ford Might Return As Han Solo − And Die Happy

Harrison Ford: Star Wars 7 -- Han Solo

Yes, Mara Jade, it's possible for Harrison Ford to be "open to the idea" of reprising his role as Han Solo in Disney's Star Wars Episode VII and still hate the character, as Movieline noted back in 2010. The key here is that the actor may finally get the opportunity to kill off the character that has bedeviled him throughout his auspicious career, which is something he wanted back in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. 

A "highly placed source" told EW.com  that  “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it," but the story also notes, "don't be surprised if his contract includes a mandatory death scene for the sly old space smuggler."

Now, there's a reason to be upbeat!  Ford gets to chew some scenery in a death scene and  cut his ties — symbolically, psychically, joyously — to the role he can't seem to shake, or love.

Even though, two of the video clips seemed to have suddenly been pulled from Movieline's 2010 post,  Ford's not-so-fond feelings for the space cowboy character that made him a box-office boss have  been pretty apparent over the years. As EW also reported, Ford said in a 2010 ABC interview that Han Solo "was not so interesting to me" and that  “I thought he should have died in [Episode VI] to give it some bottom."

I also would have much preferred a Solo death scene instead of watching Ewoks dance. So, I hope Ford gets his wish. Then, the next time a talk-show host asks him about his iconic role, he can finally say:  "Han Solo — he's dead."

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Comments

  • He needs to be introduced into the new films shooting first. What's he shooting?

    EVERYTHING!

    But hopefully DVDs of Attack of the Clones. Nonsense clown shoe movie.

  • Duder NME says:

    It's potential events like these which make a mockery of the word "never".

  • auntetr says:

    Ford wanting to kill off Solo? Ha! Big talk, that's all it is. Why? Do you remember that last high grossing movie he was in?....yeah, neither do I! He's been playing house too long with Ms. Annorexia. He could use a paycheck.

  • auntetr says:

    Ford wanting to kill off Solo? Ha! Big talk, that's all it is. Why? Do you remember that last high grossing movie he was in?....yeah, neither do I! He's been playing house too long with Ms. Annorexia USA. He could use a paycheck.

    • Frank DiGiacomo says:

      He doesn't need a paycheck, but he's in Anchorman 2, which will fix the perception that he needs another box-office hit.

  • Tressa says:

    Thank you, I’ve recently been hunting for facts about this subject matter for ages and yours is the best I have found so far.

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